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Samantha Retrosi

As a luge competitor at the 2006 Winter Games, I saw the dehumanization and corporate domination behind the Olympic ideal.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

Redskins helmets

Conservatives have a convenient belief that when it comes to racism, it’s all about intent. 

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.

Protests in Brazil

What could have provoked such massive protests against a soccer festival from the sport’s most passionate fans?

San Antonio Spurs

The underdogs may have enough in the tank to surprise us again next year.

Protests in Brazil

Most Brazilians feel that the biggest football festival in the world, along with the foundation of their country, is being stolen from them.

NCAA press conference

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

Black September commando

The security mania and spending orgy of our present-day Olympics were truly born that tragic September, forty years ago. 

Blogs

The NFL told the world that the death of a 22-year-old woman, the suicide of a player and the mental state of his teammates is secondary to the schedule.

December 2, 2012

Recent referendums raise real questions for what the NFL should be saying about marijuana.

November 29, 2012

Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95. 

November 27, 2012

For the second time in three years, the sports infrastructure was targeted and destroyed in Gaza.

November 19, 2012

The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.

November 14, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave us a sneak preview of last night’s historic election results.

November 7, 2012

Insisting on holding a sporting event in the midst of disaster is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with American politics.

November 2, 2012

The New York City Marathon is due to proceed as planned this Sunday. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it should not.

November 2, 2012

Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.

October 29, 2012